From the category archives:


Lazy Weekends

by Kristi on July 12, 2015 · 0 comments

Younger child home alone: Complete and utter quiet as he finishes Harry Potter #5 quietly on the couch. Older child home alone: “I’m bored. Can you play with me? Can we do something? I’m hungry. What about playing a game? Can we go somewhere? Can you invite one of my friends over?” Both kids home: […]



by Kristi on June 29, 2015 · 3 comments

I had to put down Callie today. It was rough. I’m technically an emotionless person. Well, I’m not. They are there. Buried down deep. I’m happier when they don’t come out. Putting down a pet is such a good reason to let it all come out though. It’s so sad. It’s terrible. A defenseless little […]


Good question, right? I’ve been emailing this really nice man since 2011. Mike from the City of Yorba Linda, Parks and Recreation Superintendent. The plot of land in Eastside Park has been set aside for the dog park and they are just waiting on funding. Since the housing developments have been doing crazy the last year, […]


16 Minutes

by Kristi on May 27, 2015 · 0 comments

I have 16 minutes to write this. Well, probably about 14 since i walked downstairs, opened a browser, went to my blog, and hit New Post. Bad dreams, boogeymen, being scared… I keep trying new things for my child to feel safe and sleep in their bed. The newest thing is letting him set my […]


Glee Goodbye

by Kristi on March 27, 2015 · 0 comments

#GleeGoodbye Six years of one of my favorite shows.. The pilot was amazing. I still get chills listening to Rachel & Finn sing ‘Don’t Stop Believing’. Yes, the finale was sentimental and sappy with the flash-forwards. Will everyone always rise to the top, achieve their dreams, or be happy at the same time? No. No, […]



by Kristi on March 4, 2015 · 0 comments

ARGH… I am so irritated by my theme. The place to put comments just disappears! Then I reactivated my theme again, checked, it was all good… and I check it today and it’s gone. So I’m at this boring theme for now to figure it out later. Sheesh! But thank you to the people stopping […]


Death is Calling

by Kristi on December 11, 2014 · 0 comments

I’m a little addicted to TV shows right now. I’m still reading at a good pace (250+ books this year, woot!) but oooh, there are some darn good shows on this year! I made the mistake of watching three shows with deaths in them that just floored me. The high end cable shows are really […]


Thanksgiving SCD Style

by Kristi on November 28, 2014 · 0 comments

We had two Thanksgivings this year which is fairly normal. I’ve been making my Paleo/SCD bacon “cornbread” stuffing (which is actually made from Almond Flour). But this year I tested out two new recipes. Green beans and butternut squash casserole. The butternut squash was SUPER sweet so a lot less honey for next time, I […]


Help Me Pick Glasses!

by Kristi on September 23, 2014 · 0 comments

So I went to get my eyes checked today. Basically because I’m out of contacts. COMPLETELY out of contacts. Dying for contacts… The big news here is that when he checked my eyes, my eyes have gotten BETTER since the last time. A quarter better… as in crazy stem cells are healing my EYES. How […]


It’s a New Year

by Kristi on September 2, 2014 · 0 comments

I definitely think there is a good argument to be made for having September be the ‘New Year’ start. We are in the swing of things but it really feels like so many new things are going on. While the summer was busy, we just jammed into crazy town with the kids activities. The next […]


Yesterday was Crazy

by Kristi on July 31, 2014 · 0 comments

So yesterday, I pretty much freaked out. I felt like I was hyperventilating. My daughter was gone and possibly feeling bad. She was missing me. She was lonely. I was in a bad way. Completely freaking out. I think I had 4 glasses of wine. I definitely passed out early. Today I started my period. […]


Sleep Away Camp, Not So Good?

by Kristi on July 30, 2014 · 5 comments

Mommy Alone Time. Who doesn’t love Mommy alone time? Isn’t it the sacred time? The time you never get? The time you would beg, plead, borrow, and steal for? Well I was wrong. I’m going to say that straight up. I WAS WRONG. I thought sending my child to sleep away camp would be good […]


Saturday: Sweet and Suck

by Kristi on July 19, 2014 · 0 comments

    From one of my favorite books, I thought I would do my Sweet and Suck of the day as I was taking a good half hour to cook my bacon, get all the ingredients for an omelette together and mosey around the kitchen. At the same time, my daughter was texting me from […]


A Coyote & a Hawk Walk Into a Backyard

by Kristi on July 11, 2014 · 0 comments

The last week I have been woken up at the crack of dawn from what I thought was a crow sitting outside my window. It would slowly pull me out of sleep until I couldn’t get back and made me grumpy. This morning, the same noise woke me up and I was still so tired […]


Summer of Fun (So Far)

by Kristi on July 5, 2014 · 0 comments

I just looked at the calendar and besides noting the obvious, that it was July 5th, I realized we had been ‘in summer’ for four weeks. A few months ago I lobbied the husband hard to not do Summer School for the kids. It’s a great program, they have a fun of fun, and it’s […]